I snapped this picture while out on a hike. I really thought it was a beautiful butterfly, and it looked like it was melting because of the appearance of droplets at the bottom of it’s wing. What I don’t know is what kind of butterfly it is. I apologize in advance if it has already been identified 100 times on your site.
Michael from Arkansas
Hi Michael from Arkansas,
This is a female Tiger Swallowtail. Some female Tiger Swallowtails do not exhibit the typical black and yellow striping, but the stripes are still evident in the wing pattern. Thanks for sending us your lovely photo.